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Magtein Magnesium Improves Learning and Memory

August 16, 2011 Magtein, a highly bioavailable form of magnesium from AIDP, Inc., has been shown in a recent animal study published in Neuron to elevate brain levels of magnesium. Magtein markedly improved learning and memory in animals fed the ingredient. Magtein, or magnesium L-threonate, is a magnesium salt of L-threonic acid, a vitamin C metabolite.

Study results showed Magtein increased learning ability, working memory and short- and long-term memory in both young and aged rats. In addition, Magtein significantly elevated the magnesium concentration of the cerebrospinal fluid, while other forms of magnesium, including magnesium chloride and magnesium citrate, did not. Researchers discovered that Magtein increased synaptic density, meaning it boosted the number of synapses in the brain.